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Dunwoody Turns 5! What's Been Accomplished? What's Next?

The State of the City is the premier City sponsored event, showcasing the accomplishments and the vision for the City of Dunwoody.

Credit: Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce
Credit: Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce
Patch Staff Report

The City of Dunwoody, the Rotary Club of Dunwoody, and the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce are hosting next week's fifth annual State of the City event.

Happy birthday, Dunwoody! It's been an interesting five years, for sure. But what's next? Share what you think the future holds for Dunwoody in the comment section below.

The State of the City is the premier City sponsored event, showcasing the accomplishments and the vision for the City of Dunwoody.

The event will be held Thursday, March 6, at 6 p.m. at the Crown Plaza Ravinia, located at 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road.

See here for more information and what's on this year's program.
 
Tony Delmichi March 01, 2014 at 08:53 AM
The city is becoming a victim to a political monopoly. New taxes called fees. Waste os tax revenues on political food fights. Overregulation suffocating economic expansions. sweetheart deals with selected developers. inviting more traffic and commercialization to a small little community. Changing the charter to allow them a free hand to spend more millions of dollars without voters' input. Last year 52% of those who went out to vote expressed their concerns by voting for other members of such monopoly. Our roads are still needing repairs and officials are having their priorities mixed up. City official are betraying the spirit of the foundation of the city they voted for.
Arnold T. Pants, Esq. March 01, 2014 at 09:44 AM
http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2014/02/27/dunwoody-official-fined-city-court-getting-city-permit/
Tony Delmichi March 02, 2014 at 07:59 AM
The news report linked by Attorney Pants is a sample of over regulations by the city administration. The municipal court action is linked to a separate action vs. the city of Dunwoody and Mike davis at the State Superior Court. The city of Dunwoody claims jurisdictions. The action is still pending before the State Court, Before Judge Scott. The municipal court is owned and operated and paid for by the city government. The judges are appointed by the City Manager and contracted to the city. The Judge gets paid $350.00 per session. The solicitor or city attorney is paid $100.00 per hour. The solicitor is member of the law firm providing legal services to the city staff including the acting city manager. Transcripts are available for both hearings at the municipal court and a hearing before the state Superior court..This is another self-regulation by the political monopoly of the city of Dunwoody.
rob March 03, 2014 at 11:28 AM
State Superior Court? As a resident of Connecticut did you vote in Georgia? I hope you did not vote in GA and CT as that may not be legal. http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/Elections/stop_voter_fraud Also, claiming Homestead Exemption (you or spouse) in one state but resident of another state i snot a good idea http://web.co.dekalb.ga.us/taxcommissioner/homesteadgen.html
Arnold T. Pants, Esq. March 03, 2014 at 02:50 PM
Tony - Dekalb county required the same permitting you are trying to circumvent within the City of Dunwoody. The difference is that the money helps fund the process which is expedited by our own local City of Dunwoody. Even if you don't like a law, you are still required to abide by the terms....otherwise, you pay the fine. You might want to wear a Book-proof-vest at your appeal, because the judge should probably throw one at you.
Tony Delmichi March 04, 2014 at 08:01 AM
Attorney Pants, The constitution gives Dekalb county the full authority over water. Dekalb connects the water to your house at a hefty price $1300.00 -$1500.00. Dekalb County charges you and me a Lot of Money and fees to cover their costs of owning, operating and protecting the system. This is a one water network covering many municipalities and all un-incorporated communities. One entity is fully in charge. Same entity is responsibly of protecting the network. The small cities such as Dunwoody does not have the resources and should not have the responsibilities and the liabilities by interfering through regulations. You are an attorney and you understand liabilities, don't you. You can not regulate anything that you do not control. You do not want to sign off on a meal that you did not cook..!! There is an intergovernmental agreement between the cities like Dunwoody and Dekalb county and makes their crew have the same power as if they are employees of the city of Dunwoody. The city of Dunwoody wants another bite of the apple. The city of Dunwoody is over regulating by going for more monies beyond their scope and jurisdictions in the water and sewer and fire inspections. We pay taxes to Dekalb County to support for those services. This makes the city actions a shake down.This trial at a city municipal court - $350.00 for the Judge and $100.00 per hour for the attorney - is paid for by our tax payers is another shake down by the city administration. Mike Davis - the Mayor - had failed to address to address OVER REGULATIONS BY THE CITY OF DUNWOODY. He called a disagreement. He wanted it addressed by a third party. That city municipal court is not a third. At the State Superior Court, the city attorney fought hard to keep it from being handled by a third party. Keeps it where self regulation and prosecution are the motto of the political monopoly of the city of Dunwoody. You should have been in both courts.

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